These require operators to: The context of the announcement began in October 2019, when the UK government launched the £1.3 billion Shared Rural Network (SRN), which proposed removing “emergency spots” from the map, which the government claims will provide “high-quality” 4G coverage for 95% of the UK by 2025. This was followed by several years of complaints from mobile phone consumers and businesses that major UK political parties systematically abandoned rural businesses because they lacked a credible solution to improve mobile coverage of 4G and 5G. In a written statement to the House of Commons, Matt Warman, Parliamentary Secretary of State for Digital Infrastructure at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, released the government`s response to a consultation on proposed reforms to authorised development rights in England to promote the development of mobile networks. . . .